Originally Posted by Goodweed of the North
Combine filling ingredients and pour into the crust. Place in the hot oven and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 180 and bake for 50 minutes. Turn off oven and let cool with the door partially propped open. Top with something yummy and serve.
You don't let it cool in the fridge overnight?
Here is my recipe.
Basic Lime Almond Cheesecake
pre-heat oven 350 degrees
1/4 lb melted salted butter
2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafer crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
mix well then press into sides and bottom of an ungreased 10" springform pan.
4 pkgs 8 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice
pinch of salt
4 large eggs
whip cream cheese then add sugar. on low speed add eggs one at a time. then pour batter into crust. bake for 50-55 minutes. when done, remove cake from oven, but do not turn oven off - let cake stand in room temp for 10 minutes while you prepare glaze.
sour cream glaze: 2 cups sour cream, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp almond extract. combine using spatula in a bowl. pour and spread evenly on top of cheesecake. bake for another 10 minutes. REMOVE FROM OVEN AND IMMEDIATELY PLACE IN REFRIGERATOR TO COOL.
NOTE: The last time I made the lime almond cheesecake I used 1.5 teaspoons lime instead of 1.5 tablespoons and half the almond that the recipe called for. Made as per the recipe the almond was too strong imo. The reduced lime was just a mistake on my part, but it allowed the cake to have a more subtle flavor, which was excellent.